Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Cavan

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Cavan.

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    DRUMLOMAN, or DRUMLUMNUM, a parish, in the barony of CLONMAHON, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, 2 .50 miles (E. by N.) from Granard (Co. Longford) containing 8007 inhabitants.

    It comprises, according to the ordnance survey, 17,147 .75 statute acres, of which 1008 are water, including 541.25 in Lough Sheelin, 140.25 in Lough Gowna, and 121 in Lough Kinale.

    It is in the diocese of Ardagh, and is a vicarage, forming part of the union of Granard; the rectory is impropriate in the representatives of the late Dean Blundell. The tithes amount to £526. 3 shillings 1 penny, of which £221. 10 shillings 9 pence is payable to the impropriators, and £304. 12 shillings 3 pence to the incumbent. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners have lately granted £161 for repairing the church. The glebe comprises 150 acres, valued at £234. 8 shillings per annum.

    There are four schools, one of which is supported by Lord Farnham; and in which about 900 children are taught; also two private schools, in which are about 110 children. Here was anciently an hospital; the endowments of which were granted by Jas; I. to Sir Edw. Moore.